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Top Trademark Law Firm Cohen IP Law Group Ranked by IP Today Magazine

Cohen IP Law Group, PC is pleased to announce its inclusion in Intellectual Property Today’s 2015 list of “Top Trademark Firms.”  This marks the firm’s sixth time ranking in the list.  Intellectual Property Today is one of the legal industry’s leading intellectual property publications, focusing on legal issues in patent, trademark and copyright law.  Firms are ranked according to the number of U.S. trademark registrations issued in 2014 where the firm or individual attorney is listed as the legal representative on the registration. Cohen IP Law Group, P.C. is a premier boutique intellectual property law firm specializing in complex trademark prosecution and litigation matters in addition...

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Marijuana, Trademark Brand Protection for the Cannabis Business

The emerging U.S.cannabis industry is estimated of producing $10.2 billion in the next five years.  This is not entirely surprising as the road to legalization has already been paved withColoradoandWashingtonhaving legalized recreational use of cannabis, while a large number of other states includingCaliforniahave legalized it for medicinal use.  Meanwhile, the Federal government has not yet changed the classification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. The use, possession, sale, cultivation, and transportation of cannabis is still illegal under Federal law. While the laws regulating marijuana related businesses the changed over the years, startups in...

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StoreDot Quick Car Charger

More great technology coming out of Israel.  StoreDot already claims to have a smartphone charger that can charge a phone in 30 seconds.   Now the same Israeli startup is racing to develop a brand new, ultra-fast charger for electric cars.             http://nocamels.com/2015/07/storedot-5-minute-charger-for-electric-cars/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nc15/07/15...

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Alice is Harsh – Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter

The US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, which came down last June elaborated on patent ineligible subject matter, particularly as it applies to software patents.  But the scope of these 101 type rejections has expanded to business method patents as well.  We have been noticing an uptick in these rejections just in the past few months.  The ABA just posted this article discussing Alice’s wrath.   http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/business_method_and_software_patents_may_go_through_the_looking_glass_after/?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tech_monthly...

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Hershey Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Marijuana Edible Company

This past June, Hershey filed a lawsuit in Colorado Federal Court against TinctureBell, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC- two companies that marketed cannabis-laced chocolate bars that were allegedly packaged to look like Hershey products.  The causes of action listed in the complaint were: trademark infringement, trademark dilution, false designation of origin, unfair competition, and passing off.  The candies included “Hashees” peanut butter cups, and are packaged similar to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  The Defendants’ Ganja Joy bars appear to look  similar to Almond Joys, and lastly, their HashHeath Bars appear to look identical to Hershey’s Heath Bars. The lawsuit settled relatively...

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